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Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:32 PM

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Informal Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:31 PM

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Research in Science Education
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:31 PM

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New Teachers
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:30 PM

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STEM
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:30 PM

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Life Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:28 PM

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Professional Development
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:28 PM

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Professional Development
2018 Summer Science Institute: Educating for Environmental Change
Act fast! The deadline for applications is April 15th. This free PD on climate change education covers your expenses and provides a daily stipend. Find out more at: https://www.wonderlab.org/educators/ssi2018/#summer-science-institute

by DeWolf > Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:17 PM

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Professional Development
New Student Teacher
If you can find ways to integrate science into other subjects, such as math, social studies, even literacy I would try and do that. There's a lot you can do with science and math. For example right now I'm doing a weather unit for Science. We are tracking a huge snow storm that's supposed to arrive ...

by Brenda Velasco > Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:24 AM

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New Teachers
Fun Science Lessons
Right now I'm doing a weather unit. For our section on clouds, we study clouds and then go outside and observe what they see. We do this for 3 days in a row and chart the changes..etc. We also do a cloud experiment where we make a cloud in a jar using ice, hot water, and hair spray. It's always a lo...

by Brenda Velasco > Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:40 PM

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Elementary Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:30 PM

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Informal Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:29 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:28 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:28 PM

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STEM
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:27 PM

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New Teachers
PD in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:26 PM

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Life Science
PD in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:25 PM

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Professional Development
classroom management during experiments
Miriam, I'm sorry, it is in Elementary Science- weather Project.

by Pamela Dupre > Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:31 PM

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Early Childhood
classroom management during experiments
Miriam, if you get a chance, observe other teachers and see how they manage their class. We all have different methods and I am thankful you are with someone who has good classroom management. I'd like to suggest you read a post under New Teachers, where a teacher, who teaches 2nd grade, did a weath...

by Pamela Dupre > Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:28 PM

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Early Childhood
Disruptive Student Behavior
When it comes to student behavior, there are many factors outside of our control. However, we can control the climate in our classroom. Students need to be engaged! They also need to know and be reminded of classroom expectations. Does your teacher have the rules, consequences, and rewards posted in...

by Pamela Dupre > Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:12 PM

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New Teachers
How do you take science home?
Anna and everyone, I, too, used to think that science could only be done in a lab at school with your classmates and teacher present, but I am currently taking a science methods course (I am a student teacher), and I have learned science can be done at home or anywhere, for that matter. For examp...

by Hussein Pacha > Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:13 PM

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Informal Science
Fun Science Lessons
Hello Mary, I am a student teacher at my Elementary School. My mentor teacher actually taught a lesson that I though she did an amazing job in making it fun, engaging, relevant, and educational. The lesson was going to be about Genetics being passed on from parents and family members. Her engage...

by Henry Campos > Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:58 PM

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Elementary Science
weather and Elementary
My kinders also confuse weather AS a season rather than a pattern of the season. It doesn't help that the seasonal patterns where we live are not very delineated. The kinders also confuse sunshine with summer and hot temperatures. The teachers found it helpful to track the weather patterns over a pe...

by Juie Juie Neidhardt > Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:05 AM

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Early Childhood
Environmental Science
Hi Simran, Mangroves are incredibly valuable to both the ecosystem as well as the geography and topography of an island or cost. First and foremost, mangroves act like a break wall/retaining wall for the cost it lives upon. Its intertwining roots which actually descend from the branches of the...

by Todd Katz > Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:48 AM

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Life Science
weather and Elementary
In my kinder class, my mentor teacher has the students describe the weather and because they are bilingual students, they have to say both English and Spanish words. The teacher then has them practice writing the words themselves on the whiteboards. Afterwards, they have the chance to explore their ...

by Brenda Villarreal > Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:23 PM

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Early Childhood
How competition in schools affect kids!
I do agree that competition is not the best method to help students learn through. Parents and teachers are at fault up to a certain point when it comes to pressuring the students with or without knowing that they should compete against each other. Instead of creating an ideal classroom climate, stu...

by Brenda Villarreal > Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:18 PM

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Early Childhood
weather Project
If anyone is looking for a fun weather project for their classroom, I may have one for you! We finished doing weather and seasons and we were able to do it all together. I am student teaching in a 2nd-grade classroom and they had so much fun, it was rewarding to see how excited they were to see thei...

by Mayra Aguilar > Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:25 PM

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Elementary Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:35 PM

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STEM
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:35 PM

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Life Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:34 PM

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New Teachers
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:33 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
It is finally starting to feel a bit like Spring. Maybe it is time for you to start thinking about planning for your summer professional development. . We still have some spaces available at the summer educator training workshop in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences from June 25-30...

by Edward Argenta > Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:32 PM

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Professional Development
weather and Elementary
I am in a first grade classroom and some of my students still get the weather and the seasons confused. We were exploring weather and took the students outside to make observations and then came back inside for discussion and one of my little friends said that he thought the weather was summer outsi...

by Heather Rochester > Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:23 PM

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Early Childhood
1st grade activities
I am also a student teacher in a first grade classroom. We recently covered weather in science and also incorporated it into math a little bit where we had the students go outside and make observations about the weather and then record their observations on a graph. The kids really loved the freedom...

by Heather Rochester > Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:12 PM

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Early Childhood
NGSS-ESS webinar - April 12th 4 PM ET
FYI... Dear Colleague, The NGSS-ESS Working Group is pleased to announce a free webinar on Thursday, April 12 at 4 p.m. ET, 3 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. MT, 1 p.m. PT. The webinar is free, but registration is required. Please visit: https://nagt.org/nagt/profdev/workshops/ngss_summit/apr...

by DeWolf > Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:34 AM

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Professional Development
Keeping Students Engaged
Hello, I am a student teacher in a second grade class. From my observations and what I have seen in many classrooms, the way to engage students is by using hands-on activities, students really like lessons where they use manipulatives or even play games. Having engaging activities are great too. Fo...

by Miriam Luna > Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:11 PM

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Elementary Science
Animal Habitats!
Hi Natashia, I think you could classify the animals first, such as kin or non-kin, and or ocean, mammal, birds, cold blooded animal, amphibian, etc. Then you teach children the animal habitats depend on each category. You can teach children what the land looks like, how’s the weather, what food...

by Yixiu Yan > Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:59 PM

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Elementary Science
weather In First Grade
Getting outside to make observations and collect data about the weather they are experiencing rather than simply viewing through a window will really help young children understand what their data means when viewing it the next day/week/month. I've written several NSTA Early Years blog posts about...

by Margaret Ashbrook > Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:25 AM

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Early Childhood
weather In First Grade
I recommend the attached article (Fabulous weather Day) for more ideas on 1st grade weather.

by Katie Brkich > Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:39 PM

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Early Childhood
weather In First Grade
This sounds like an interesting lesson. Have you considered showing them a live weather report from your local news or the weather Channel? What about the daily weather insert in the newspaper? If some of them use their parents' phones to play games on, you might show them the weather app. This seem...

by Pam Dupre > Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:24 PM

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Early Childhood
weather In First Grade
I am teaching in a first grade classroom. We are teaching the students about recording weather including relative temperature, hot, cold, windy, cloudy, rainy and icy. We will have the students rotate through tables using these types of pictures and the students will discuss with each other before c...

by Heather Rochester > Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:29 PM

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Early Childhood
Making Time
Hello, I think it is important to incorporate science into other parts of school because we often time do "run out of time". I think that in this case by integrating science into other parts of school you still get the science education even if you are unable to actually have science time. I think y...

by Heather Rochester > Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:19 PM

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Early Childhood
Teaching Science Creatively
Hi Shannon! Some school districts have stopped teaching science and putting an emphasize on learning science curriculum. Some people don't think it is important but I completely disagree. Students love science and learning about how the world works. I think it is important to work in some science ev...

by Samantha Evans > Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:03 AM

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Next Generation Science Standards
weather & climate lessons/unit
I am a student teacher and I was thinking of doing climate/weather for a lesson the same way. I am needing to do this for my science college class and I am second guessing my choice. Does anyone have any better suggestions. I need to follow a 5E lesson plan. I am teaching 3rd grade. Adrene Hennin...

by Adrene Henninger > Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:44 PM

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Elementary Science
weather and Elementary
I think some good ways to teach kindergarteners about wheather patterns is to probably teach them how to use the vocabulary, then you could find and interesting video on youtube about weather and how to differentiate it.Since the younger kids like to move around alot you can even make a song and hav...

by Katiana Munro > Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:17 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I am a student teacher and last year when I was in a kindergarten classroom my mentor teacher selected a different student each day to be in charge of telling the class about the weather. The student who was in charge of talking about the weather had to use specific vocabulary that was taught, such ...

by Samantha Kalmick > Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:00 PM

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Early Childhood
Looking for Lesson Ideas 5th Grade
Is there are particular area you are focusing on like habitats, force and motion, simple machines, weather/earth science, or anything in general? This time of year would be a good one to focus on weather. I'm not sure how diverse the weather is in Houston this time of year but I have done simple thi...

by Brenda Velasco > Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:00 PM

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General Science and Teaching
Challenging Inquiry Based Labs for Third Grade
Hello! I found a really interesting lab for teaching weathering versus eroding that could definitely be inquiry. You would need to pre-make some 'mountains' using rocks, dirt, and gelatin in order to do this experiment. You essentially create two separate 'mountains', one out of rocks and gelatin an...

by Christine Gadbois > Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:50 AM

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Physical Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies (BIOS) For further information please contact Ed Argenta, Vernon, CT educator and BIOS educator: edandpat74@comcast.net June 25 - 30, 2018 This Educator Training Workshop offers pre-service, middle and high sc...

by Edward Argenta > Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:05 AM

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New Teachers
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies (BIOS) For further information please contact Ed Argenta, Vernon, CT educator and BIOS educator: edandpat74@comcast.net June 25 - 30, 2018 This Educator Training Workshop offers pre-service, middle and high sc...

by Edward Argenta > Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:01 AM

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Professional Development
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies (BIOS) For further information please contact Ed Argenta, Vernon, CT educator and BIOS educator: edandpat74@comcast.net June 25 - 30, 2018 This Educator Training Workshop offers pre-service, middle and high sc...

by Edward Argenta > Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:00 AM

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STEM
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies (BIOS) For further information please contact Ed Argenta, Vernon, CT educator and BIOS educator: edandpat74@comcast.net June 25 - 30, 2018 This Educator Training Workshop offers pre-service, middle and high sc...

by Edward Argenta > Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:59 AM

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Informal Science
Professional Development in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies (BIOS) For further information please contact Ed Argenta, Vernon, CT educator and BIOS educator: edandpat74@comcast.net June 25 - 30, 2018 This Educator Training Workshop offers pre-service, middle and high sc...

by Edward Argenta > Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:58 AM

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General Science and Teaching
PD in Bermuda at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Educator Workshop in Bermuda at The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Studies (BIOS) For further information please contact Ed Argenta, Vernon, CT educator and BIOS educator: edandpat74@comcast.net June 25 - 30, 2018 This Educator Training Workshop offers pre-service, middle and high ...

by Edward Argenta > Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:56 AM

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Life Science
weather & climate lessons/unit
Students kept track of outdoor temperature & created a bar graph of temperature-we discussed what the graph tells us in terms of how we could use it to predict the next week's temperature. They also kept track of cloud cover & precipitation & wind speed. We didn't graph those. We used Brainpop & B...

by C Walsh > Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:15 AM

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Elementary Science
weather & climate lessons/unit
Hello everyone, this is my 26th year teaching-22 years in Middle school science & now in my 4th year as the K-5 science teacher.  This year I created a unit for 3rd grade for weather & climate.  We are not at full adoption of NGSS in NYS yet; however, I've been aligning my curriculum to it for the l...

by C Walsh > Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:55 AM

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Elementary Science
Third Grade Science
I am student teaching in a third grade classroom at the moment. We are in our weather unit at the moment so we are creating anemometers out of cups and straws and the students are really enjoying it. We are using it as our science fair projects so the students did research on anemometers, created hy...

by Christine Gadbois > Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:43 PM

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New Teachers
climate Change Education
Adapting to, and mitigating the effects of climate change remains an issue facing all of us. Strong efforts are continually being made to undermine the science behind our understanding this issue. The Idaho legislature has stripped all mention of human-induced climate change from the state's educati...

by DeWolf > Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:13 PM

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Earth and Space Science
NSTA's Virtual Conference - Teaching Controversial Topics
Hi Mary, I have had the opportunity to participate in several virtual conferences. The most amazing part of it is getting to hear firsthand from the experts on a topic. When I attended the solar eclipse one, I was blown away by all the great information that was shared. I was so well prepared to...

by Carolyn Mohr > Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:11 AM

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Professional Development
weather and Elementary
I had children draw concepts of science and scientists on the covers of their Life Science notebooks at the start of the year. There were many potions and volcanoes represented. They drew concepts of weather on their weather Notebooks at the start of the weather unit. They are now at the end of the ...

by Marianne Cane > Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:50 AM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
Hi Arielle, While I was doing some observations for my pre-teaching semester, I observed a teacher in kindergarten. While I was there, the teacher was working with two different anchor charts. One anchor chart was divided into the four seasons and with the students help, the teacher would draw pi...

by Eddy Martinez > Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:57 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Middle School
Do a closed weather system. There are a bunch of sites that show how to do miniature weather cycles and other weather related crafts. If you are going further you can look at building closed biomes. what goes into a system and why it remains successful.

by Jeff Torrance > Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:44 PM

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Earth and Space Science
weather and Middle School
Grab their attention. Start by posing facts/questions about various weather phenomenons: - The strongest Typhoon in history killed 6,300 people. - On July 15 1972, Death Valley was recorded has having the highest natural ground temperature of 93.9 °C (201 °F). - ...

by Randy Florendo > Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:01 PM

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Earth and Space Science
weather and Middle School
Hi Shalen. You might try the American Meteorological Society for ideas https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/education-careers/education-program/weather-resources/ The AMS has free graduate level courses you can take and also has week-long workshops in the summer that are excellent. https://...

by James Johnson > Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:55 AM

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Earth and Space Science
weather and Middle School
Let me start by saying I love teaching about weather.  However, my students are (to put it mildly) less than enthused about this unit.  If I'm being honest the number of hands on activities for my weather limit is pretty limited.  At this point in their academic career most of my students have done ...

by Shalen Boyer > Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:01 PM

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Earth and Space Science
weather and Middle School
Let me start by saying I love teaching about weather.  However, my students are (to put it mildly) less than enthused about this unit.  If I'm being honest the number of hands on activities for my weather limit is pretty limited.  At this point in their academic career most of my students have done ...

by Shalen Boyer > Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:01 PM

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Earth and Space Science
Teaching Controversial Topics in Science
James makes a good point, and I'd like to follow up pertaining to Ashton's statement, "I hope that in my future classroom I will be able to share multiple different points of view on controversial topics." It's important to understand that, for most of the "controversial topics" that Megan ment...

by Matthew Bobrowsky > Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:21 PM

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General Science and Teaching
weather and Elementary
Hey Arielle! I think kindergarten is a great time to introduce weather concepts to children because it also incorporates using their senses to make observations and learn about what science truly is. I agree with others that introducing the names of the seasons and touching on them everyday using...

by Rida Rangoonwala > Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:09 PM

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Early Childhood
Fun way to introduce Science
I’m currently a 2 nd grade student teacher, and I am constantly looking for great ways to introduce science to students as well. I found a website that offers great science ideas to implement in your classroom. For example, if you are introducing weather to your students, you can use the sensory ...

by Jeanette Nguyen > Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:25 PM

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Elementary Science
Science in the Elementary Classroom
Hello! I am also working on a degree in elementary education. I am currently student teaching in a 4th grade math and science class but, I have not seen much science. I have been student teaching for about a month and I have seen science go from being taught every other day for about 45 minutes to t...

by Isabel Asker > Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:20 PM

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Elementary Science
weather and Elementary
Hello, I am currently a student teacher in second grade and I have observed in many schools so my advice would be to talk about the weather every single day. In some classes that I observed they did this every morning, they would do the calendar, the day of the week, the weather outside, and the se...

by Miriam Luna > Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:24 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
Hello, I am currently student teaching in second grade and we just finished weather and are now starting on the four seasons. I also agree that the anchor chart helps the students understand that the seasons in a cycle as well. We had the students watch a BrainPop Jr. Video over the seasons then di...

by Gladys Gonzalez > Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:11 PM

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Early Childhood
Science in Kindergarten: What Does It Look like, Sounds like?
I'm currently student teaching in Kindergarten now and we’re on the weather unit. I've started to come up with many science lessons and experiments for my students using Pinterest. "Raining sponge" and "shaving cream rain clouds" are names of two experiments I found. We're going to create both expe...

by Lindsey Huynh > Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:20 PM

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Early Childhood
activities to introduce science in a early grade level
Hi Vanessa I'm currently a Part time Teacher Assistant in Prek-3 We do educational activities with the students. One of the activities that we are doing is doing an anchor chart and have them past a picture of their favorite weather. each day we have the students remember what the weather w...

by Yanet Gutierrez > Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:37 PM

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Early Childhood
Implementing STEM in the Classroom
STEM stands for ( science, technology, engineering, mathematics). All of these subjects are highly important in children's education. They include subjects that are rich in numbers and hands on experiments. Now in days there are a lot of schools that are suffering in these specific subjects. One wa...

by Henry Campos > Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:49 AM

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STEM
Implementing STEM in the Classroom
Hi Jennifer and Ana! I appreciate you both sharing your teaching and learning experiences during student teaching. It does give creative ideas of how to integrate science and math into reading and language arts class. Science, Mathematics, Technology, and Engineering(STEM) are crucial subjects that...

by Bianca Balderas > Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:41 AM

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STEM
Teaching Science to Kindergarten in a Short Time Frame
My thoughts on only having 15 minutes dedicated to science are that you have to get creative. In my 2nd grade class I am student teaching in, we have incorporated weather into our poetry with different poems. We have incorporated different types of clouds into making a graph of our favorite cloud (m...

by Danielle George > Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:31 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I believe the best start to help Kindergarten students learn about the difference is by using an anchor chart. In my classroom, we had an open discussion about different types of weathers, but some of my students did name seasons as types of weather. Two different ideas I came up with to tea...

by Lindsey Huynh > Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:09 AM

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Early Childhood
Implementing STEM in my classroom
Leslie, I believe STEM is best implemented by allowing creativity, expression, and collaboration in the classroom. In all grades, but especially in the lower grades, I have noticed that students often learn best from each other. I would begin implementing STEM by designing activities around group...

by Kelsey Nason > Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:56 PM

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STEM
Science in the Classroom
Hi Julie. I am also a student teacher. I am student teaching in a 4th grade math and science class. I can sympathize. While, my mentor teacher and I have not done any experiments with the students, they get rowdy when doing activities such as, illustrating weathering and erosion. I can imagine how r...

by Isabel Asker > Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:50 PM

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New Teachers
Teaching Controversial Topics in Science
Hello all, What strategies do you use when teaching controversial topics such as: climate change, evolution, GMOs or vaccinations? What challenges have you faced? Do you have any lesson plans for the above topics (or other controversial topics) or material you could share? Perhaps other ideas?...

by Megan Doty > Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:28 PM

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General Science and Teaching
activities to introduce science in a early grade level
Vanessa, I'm currently a student teacher in a Kindergarten classroom. I've observed and helped with several fun yet educational activities that are tied to our TEKS. One idea that the students love is having a "weather journal". After recess each day we have the students remember what the weather...

by Kelsey Nason > Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:55 PM

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Early Childhood
Preservice Teacher Advice
You can easily integrate science into both math and reading lessons. Math word problems can be science related. For example, students can research facts and information about planets in the solar system and then do calculations based on that information. You can also integrate lessons about water an...

by Dong Ngo > Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:53 PM

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New Teachers
A list of Summer 2018 PD opportunities!
Another workshop with expenses paid and a stipend at UC Davis: "... a 4-day workshop immersed in plant phenology studies with Dr. Eric Post and learn about how his work has significantly affected our knowledge on climate change in the Arctic. You will also be able to take back materials and activit...

by Mary Bigelow > Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:43 PM

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Professional Development
Kindergarten activities
Before Easter, My little ones loved to plant grass seeds in a Easter basket. A lot of times I would just save clean milk jugs an cut them so that they kept their handle and were deep enough to put soil in (and of course we decorated the jugs!). They kids would plant the seeds, water, and place by th...

by Cara Tye > Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:32 AM

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Early Childhood
Kindergarten activities
From the time I spent in the kindergarten classroom last semester, I have found that they are very hands-on. I would suggest exploring the environment around them and relating it to the topics of science they will be learning about. For example, taking them on a walk around the school building and...

by Jacqueline DiSanto > Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:36 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
That's a difficult thing to teach students, especially kindergarteners, to know the difference between seasons and weather. Like many others have said, I think talking about the weather every single day as part of your "circle/carpet time" would be a great place to start. Having students or 1 studen...

by Kirstie Amburgey > Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:21 PM

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Early Childhood
Penn State Summer Professional Development
http://csats.psu.edu/overview-of-csats-programs/summer-workshops/predicting-the-future-using-radar-data-for-analyzing-weather July 16-20, 2018 Deadline to apply:  March 1, 2018 Predicting weather, especially dangerous storms, relies on the understanding of numerous scientific th...

by Pamela Dupre > Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:36 PM

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Professional Development
Gardening at school with young children
I think when the time is right you will know. If starting a garden right away seems too hectic just remember there is no problem with starting it in the springtime. I think your idea of starting a garden is a really great idea though! It teaches these young children about their community, different ...

by Kerissa Weinstein > Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:31 PM

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Early Childhood
Early Childhood Science
Imaginative play about space exploration takes children off world in a way that teaching about planets cannot. First hand exploration of our planet and objects in the sky (day/nightime observations, position of the Sun in the sky, pattern seen in how the shape of the Moon changes) will form a strong...

by Margaret Ashbrook > Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:29 AM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
Two threads weave together with this. First, we didn't have the rain gauge until close to the start of the rainy season (I managed to get one after attending a cooperative extension "farm days" fair) Second, The class was already familiar with vertical counting lines, as we have two side by side i...

by Anne Lowry > Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:20 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
My pre-K class does this in several ways. First, meteorologist is one of the class jobs (for TV station KAAG (K, west coast, school and class name). We record our weather observations each day on a class calendar; I like the Blue Ridge Parkway calendars because their photos match seasons well. At...

by Anne Lowry > Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:24 PM

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Early Childhood
Student Teacher
Hello Ruth (and other new teachers interested in STEM), I just answered the same question from another post by Lauren and I'm just going to copy and paste my answer. Hope this all helps and good luck! I have the following advice: - there doesn't need to be equal amounts of S, T, E and ...

by Gabe Kraljevic > Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:55 PM

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New Teachers
Teacher-to-be looking for STEM advice
Hello Lauren, I have the following advice: - there doesn't need to be equal amounts of S, T, E and M in every activity.  Some activities can even be missing a 'letter'. Just be sure to address them all in the end. - the process is more important than the product .  So, be clear what you are...

by Gabe Kraljevic > Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:31 PM

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New Teachers
weather and Elementary
I think what could help the students gain a better understanding on what weather is, is essentially giving them a chart that they could each fill out daily about the weather. Students will then be able to decipher everyday what the weather is and could use clues from what they see outside to help th...

by Maeli Zapata > Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:00 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
I think what could help the students gain a better understanding on what weather is, is essentially giving them a chart that they could each fill out daily about the weather. Students will then be able to decipher everyday what the weather is and could use clues from what they see outside to help th...

by Maeli Zapata > Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:00 PM

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Early Childhood
weather and Elementary
Hello, I think the idea of letting the students go outside and explore the weather themselves in hand, record their exploration is really such a great activity. I believe the students will think of the weather every time they go outside and think about the vocabulary that goes along with the weath...

by Jessica Moreno > Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:09 PM

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Early Childhood
Incorporating holidays into science lessons
I really like the different ideas that you have shared here. As a student pursuing education, I have never even thought about incorporating the holidays into science, as it is more seen incorporated through literacy. In my science class I am currently in, we have been asked to write an unit plan and...

by Tayler Maiers > Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:38 PM

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Elementary Science
weather Lesson
I was in a Kindergarten class observing one day during a weather lesson. During the morning meeting the teacher had the students name the day of the week and then had them look our the window and had them explain what was going on outside. Then they had a cut out of a kid on the white board and had ...

by Sara Pierce > Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:29 AM

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Elementary Science
technology in the classroom
You could use the computers by having the students research whatever the science lesson is? Maybe have groups and have each group research something different involving the science lesson and have them use the technology to help them find their answers. With other things such as weather, you can hav...

by Elyssa Rung > Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:21 AM

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Early Childhood